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Used dryer 74602 not heating

I got the dryer from the previous owners who claim they just used it for the last time prior to delivering it to me. They said they never had a problem with it. The hook ups are all in proper condition. My landlord hooked it up and tested it. It is not heating and the dryer is filling up with gas.
I already posted yesterday about this. But the solution given does not seem to be the problem:( Any other recommendations?

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If the lower front cover comes off remove the cover and vacuum around heating element and surroundings. A lot of time there is a lot of lint build up and the heating element will stay off for safety.
once this is done you should be fine.

Another place to check is the exaust hose. Make sure it is not blocked along with the vent that leads outside. If this is blocked it will cause the dryer to go into shut down mode.

Hope this helps.

Posted on Dec 14, 2007


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